IT Buyers Near Windows 7 Migration: Microsoft
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Windows 7 almost immediately received a warm reception on its arrival in October, though to date, it's largely found success in the consumer sphere and in new system sales. IT buyers, meanwhile typically wait until the first Service Pack ships for a new Windows system before they even begin mapping out a migration plan.
Enterprise IT decision-makers who have been waiting to deploy Windows 7 until all the bugs are shaken out of the new operating system are already beginning to get off the fence, Tami Reller, CFO of Microsoft's Windows and Windows Live division, told investors Wednesday.
Now it's time for Microsoft's (NASDAQ: MSFT) sales force to focus on having the upgrade "conversation" with big customers, said Reller, who is also a corporate vice president in the Windows division. Reller made her remarks as part of a presentation at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch U.S. Technology Conference in New York.